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Director of Admissions Welcome

Be a part of our community!

Thank you for considering UWC Thailand as a school of choice for your family.

Making the right decision about your child's school is one of the most essential choices you will make in life, a choice which will have a lasting impact for generations to come. When your child starts school for the first time or if they are transferring from another school, finding the right fit school is crucial. When you’re looking for the right fit for your child, you should consider your family values, your child's needs and potential, as well as the future goals you have for the world. 

Each school’s uniqueness and bespoke characteristics vary. To truly understand if UWC Thailand suits you and your family, please take the time to learn about the UWC movement, our transformative education model, our boarding services, and our Community Expectations of Behavior as you browse our website.

With that commitment at heart, we welcome applicants from all over the world!

After you have embraced our philosophy and mission, please fill out an Enquiry Form, where you can follow up with us regarding any questions you may have. By sharing this information, our admissions team will be able to assist you and guide you through the application process.

The Admissions Committee will review your application and consider your family's values in order to ensure that our programme and resources meet your child's needs. We want to make sure we are a good match for you! Prior to offering a seat or bed, we must ensure space capacity is available.

Experience the learning environment we have here at UWC Thailand by visiting us or joining us online for a video call.

I look forward to hearing from you soon and to, hopefully, welcome you to the UWC Thailand community!


Raquel Silva
Director of Admissions, Marketing and Engagement

Meet Raquel

Raquel was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, where her mother and many of her extended family still live today. Her international experience started at the age of seven when she lived for a time in Houston, USA. Later, she was given the opportunity to be part of a French family for a year as an AFS Intercultural exchange student. She started her career in communications as an environmental journalist for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Latin America. This led her to move to Japan where she spent over eight years conducting academic research and teaching in schools and universities.

In 2014, Raquel moved to Thailand where she worked as the marketing manager of an online business, before pursuing roles in admissions and marketing management within international education. 

She loves her current role as Director of Admissions, Marketing and Engagement because she is able to interact with people from all over the world and provide them with an excellent education in a safe, friendly, engaging and enriching environment aimed at creating a sustainable and more peaceful world.

Raquel holds a PhD (ABD) & MA in Human and Environmental Policies from Kyoto University, Japan, a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking from Parsons School of Design, New York, a Certificate in Hospitality and Spa Management from Derby University, UK, and a BA in Communications from Catholic University, Caracas.

Raquel Silva

Director of Admissions, Marketing, and Engagement